The History of the Future

The History of the Future

The History of the Future
Graduate Master’s Thesis (in the making) Symposium

Dr. Antonio Petrov’s ARC6931 Master’s Thesis Methodology Seminar organizes "The History of the Future" graduate thesis in the making symposium.

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This one-day symposium brings together graduate students to present design research of their Master’s thesis “in the making.” The idea is to give students the opportunity to position their thesis research and share concepts that can be both rigorous and critical in locating boundaries and existing discourses. With critical inquiries in urban, regional and global issues; art, architecture, placemaking, and well-being; digital morphologies; (historic) preservation; and (im)materiality, the symposium aims to highlight questions and challenges, and encounter discourses, discussions and debates among students and faculty. With this event we aim to foster projective, interdisciplinary and speculative thinking, but also to position the “thesis” at the threshold between the student and the profession initiating discussions in response to the challenges of new developments in technology, design, construction, agency, media, preservation, sustainability, and larger issues in culture and society.

The symposium will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 starting at 9 a.m. in the Kahn Room (MNT 3.240) with introductory remarks, coffee and pastries. We will then disperse into five groups, and meet back in the Kahn room at 10:30 a.m. for closing remarks.

9 a.m.           Coffee and Pastries
9:15 a.m.       Introductory Remarks
9:30 a.m.       Sessions begin in designated rooms, MNT building
10:30 a.m.     Sessions end, reconvening in the Kahn room
10:45 a.m.     Closing Remarks


Gallery (MNT 1.108)
Urban, Regional, and Global Issues
Moderator: Dr. Sedef Doganer

Commons Room (MNT 1.122L)
(Historic) Preservation, Local Communities
Moderator: Dr. Angela Lombardi

Eames Room (MNT 2.250)
(Im)Materiality and Well-Being
Moderator: Dr. Hazem Rashed-Ali

Luis Kahn Room (MNT 3.240)
Art, Architecture, Placemaking
Moderator: Dr. Antonio Petrov

Room 4.400K
Digital Morphologies, Form, Fabrication
Moderator: Kevin McClellan